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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
believe, is raising the cap. right now you're taxed up until you make $113,000. let's raise that cap to $150,000. there has been numerous proposals by democrats to do this. and this adds years and years of life to social security. so let's put that on the table and see what the other side comes back with and have that conversation. >> one of the proposals that intrigued me that you have out there is this idea that there needs to be budgeting for natural disaster clean-ups. you come from the state of florida, i'm a floridian. we know all too well, we see what's going on with sandy. those are the first votes you voted oranges which is to spend money on these clean-ups. do you think you can budget this? >> well, when you live here in south florida and you are, you know, live in fear of hurricanes every season, it's definitely in the back of your mind frequently. and is there was a bill that was put forward several years ago by some local south floridan members of congress, a national catastrophic fund. when you look across the country, basically everywhere there is natural disasters from f
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
agreement that has taxes in, spending cuts, but also the debt ceiling would not be a negotiation. >> and jennifer, what's interesting, i keep hearing from republican leadership. they would love to actually, they don't want, the debt limit is not where they want to have this focus. they want it on the government shutdown, the continuing resolution, but they don't know how to get their members to see it the way they see it. >> that's right. a long time ago in the ages of 2011, they thought that using the debt ceiling was a great idea and got them great leverage. they have climbed up the mountain and rig down the mountain so many times with this president. >> climbed down the mountain. i think it was a -- >> good point. talk about a cliff. but, you're right. they don't really want to play that game. they don't want to be accused of not paying the country's bill, but how do thaw use that leverage in order to finally get to cuts, which the president said will be coming, but never seems to come in their lives. >> back to the white house here, boy, the markets would love to hear that the white
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
. his proposal would say illegal immigrants would have to pay a fine, pay back tax do community service, prove they have been here for an extended period of time. understand some english and become assimilated. most of them would get legal stat us and be allowed to stay in the country. congressman paul ryan is weighing in. he wrote this on his facebook page. senator rubio is exactly right on the immediate to fix our broken immigration system. i support the principle he's outlined. modernization of our immigration law, stronger security to curb illegal immigration and respect important the rule of law in addressing the complex challenge of the undocumented population. eagerness to jump onboard is bipartisan. majority leader harry reid describing the prospects for immigration reform in the months ahead. >> it is going to be first thing on our agenda. the -- majority, every senate, lists their top ten items. immigration is the number one item. we are going to do immigration. they are now -- agreed tentatively on a path of citizenship which is the big stumbling block. we may be able
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
his rule on new year's day when he allowed a vote to avert the fiscal cliff on taxes. apparently there's an addendum to the boehner rule. the majority of the majority, unless the country is on the verge of a tax crisis, or chris christie has access the to a megaphone. christie made sure this week that republicans knew he would use it. >> and i'll say again, new jersey does not expect anything more than what was done for louisiana and alabama and mississippi and if they want to make new rules about disasters, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with. >> and yesterday, new york congressman peter king, who berated boehner when he failed to bring the bill up at the end of the last congress, ignored the divisions within his party, saying time for recriminations is over. >> i'm proud to stand here today with all of us united. now, maybe your divisions to vote, but all of us are committed to getting this done. i want to thank the chairman of the rules committee, mr. sessions, for the great job they've done in bringing it here, with a fair rule, and allowing for an up and d
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